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CVE-2018-15756

Published: 18 October 2018

Spring Framework, version 5.1, versions 5.0.x prior to 5.0.10, versions 4.3.x prior to 4.3.20, and older unsupported versions on the 4.2.x branch provide support for range requests when serving static resources through the ResourceHttpRequestHandler, or starting in 5.0 when an annotated controller returns an org.springframework.core.io.Resource. A malicious user (or attacker) can add a range header with a high number of ranges, or with wide ranges that overlap, or both, for a denial of service attack. This vulnerability affects applications that depend on either spring-webmvc or spring-webflux. Such applications must also have a registration for serving static resources (e.g. JS, CSS, images, and others), or have an annotated controller that returns an org.springframework.core.io.Resource. Spring Boot applications that depend on spring-boot-starter-web or spring-boot-starter-webflux are ready to serve static resources out of the box and are therefore vulnerable.

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

7.5

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
libspring-java
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.3.22-1~18.04)
focal Not vulnerable

groovy Not vulnerable

hirsute Not vulnerable

impish Not vulnerable

jammy Not vulnerable

kinetic Not vulnerable

lunar Not vulnerable

mantic Not vulnerable

trusty Needed

upstream
Released (4.3.21-1)
xenial Needed

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 7.5
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity impact None
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H